GoldenEye 007 is a 1997 video game produced by Rare for the Nintendo 64 gaming console. The storyline of the game mirrors the plot of the 1995 GoldenEye film starring Pierce Brosnan, pitting James Bond against a band of cybercriminals intent on causing a global financial crisis. The game was released on August 25th, 1997. It sold over 8 million units, making it the third best-selling Nintendo 64 game of all time behind Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64. The game is still praised as one of the best first-person games ever created by videogame journalists. In 2011, the video game writer Rowan Kaiser noted that GoldenEye 007 essentially "paved the way for the later popularity of Halo, Call of Duty, and more."
GoldenEye 007 is a single-action shooter game that can also be played in a multiplayer mode. As the British Intelligence officer James Bond, players must navigate 3D levels and achieve specific objectives before advancing further into the single-player version of the game. Goals include rescuing hostages, obtaining information from in-game characters, and destroying objects within the level. Each level also contains a certain number of weapons that need to be collected, including submachine guns, throwing knives, assault rifles, and grenades. The game had three difficulty levels, including "Agent," "Secret Agent," and "00-Agent," which would adjust the difficulty of killing guards and acquiring targets and ammunition. A secret "007" level could be unlocked by completing a mission in the most challenging setting. In the multiplayer mode, up to four players can battle each other in a split-screen deathmatch across eleven different levels. Multiplayer contests include You Only Live Twice (each player had only two lives before they are eliminated) License to Kill (one life) and The Living Daylights — a digital game of Capture the Flag.Item Categories: